Is Your School Prepared for a Mass Casualty Incident? Take This Quiz to Find Out

Take this FEMA quiz to see how prepared your school or university is should a mass casualty incident occur.

Is Your School Prepared for a Mass Casualty Incident? Take This Quiz to Find Out

Whether your institution is a K-12 school, college or university, it is pertinent that all necessary parties are knowledgeable of and participate in the creation of emergency plans, including preparing for, responding to and recovering from mass casualty incidents.

According to FEMA, it is vital to be able to identify key considerations and strategies for preparing for mass casualty incidents, including: understanding the threats and challenges; establishing planning processes; assessing and mitigating vulnerabilities; establishing response procedures; planning for recovery; and staying prepared.

FEMA offers a free online course, titled ‘Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship‘, that introduces best practices for handling mass casualty incidents. Following the course, participants can take an exam that counts as 0.3 CEUs.

Check out this 11-question sneak peek of the exam to see where you stand regarding your knowledge of mass casualty preparations.

*Note: Although FEMA’s online course is geared towards K-12, higher ed and houses of worship, many of these questions can also be applied to hospitals.

About the Author


Amy Rock is Campus Safety's senior editor. She graduated from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a minor in Education.

She has worked in the publishing industry since 2011, in both events and digital marketing.

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2 responses to “Is Your School Prepared for a Mass Casualty Incident? Take This Quiz to Find Out”

  1. Bob Giambrone says:

    I am a retired police officer with 37 years of service. I am currently the Chief of Security at Army Navy Country Club which has two (2) campuses and is a platinum certified country club. I have been trying to find information on how to get certified as an active shooter instructor to teach at other country clubs.
    Any information you might have would be appreciated.

  2. FEMA IS-360? There are many free resources available to plan for, respond to and recover from a Hostile Event. I believe FEMA resources like IS-360, IS-362 and standards like NFPA-3000 are great tools to mitigate both tangible and intangible risk.

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